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by Slowroad
7 Dec 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?

Thanks - I had no idea that you could get mounts for lights on the saddle rails.
by Slowroad
7 Dec 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading old Brompton brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Upgrading old Brompton brakes

Posting on here as I'm interested in improving my Brompton's brakes and I'd like to follow this thread.
Ta!
by Slowroad
7 Dec 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton 5 speed hub replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Brompton 5 speed hub replacement

Thanks Brucey - I suspected there might be more to it! The present rim isn't hugely worn, but the hub has been a problem for ages. The guy who has serviced it for me on several occasions has suggested putting new internals into the old hub shell. But if this https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/hubs-internal...
by Slowroad
7 Dec 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton 5 speed hub replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Brompton 5 speed hub replacement

As I've mentioned on here at least once before (https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=124961&p=1281249#p1281249) I've got a 20-year-old 5-speed Brompton with skipping gears, and have been meaning for a year or two to replace the hub. I've asked on various forums (fora?) including t...
by Slowroad
2 Dec 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park
Replies: 25
Views: 978

Re: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park

It will be great if we get a clear route into town from the station... I was amazed some years ago seeing for the first time what Sheffield had done! Here it was - and still is - "see that huge concrete wall? Well there's a little door in there, go through into a tunnel then a shopping mall and...
by Slowroad
1 Dec 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park
Replies: 25
Views: 978

Re: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park

Nottingham is doing a lot to improve sustainable transport and has just won an award for this https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/27/green-new-deal-nottingham-wins-top-guardian-award Still a long way to go, true nation-wide. Nottingham's cycle campaign group put a lot of time into pushing f...
by Slowroad
17 Nov 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester
Replies: 16
Views: 2596

Re: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester

Slightly gratuitous excuse for a pic of my bike, 'Little Merc' on the Mercian Way in 2016!
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by Slowroad
11 Nov 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rack with shorter legs to suit 26in wheels(559)?
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Rack with shorter legs to suit 26in wheels(559)?

Actually I've just ordered one of these https://www.evanscycles.com/tortec-supertour-rear-rack-EV163702 as it seemed the shortest, has an almost flat top (I want to be able to push the tent under the seat a bit) - and it's on offer and easy to return! My existing rack is 335mm and the Q&A on the...
by Slowroad
10 Nov 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rack with shorter legs to suit 26in wheels(559)?
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Rack with shorter legs to suit 26in wheels(559)?

I've got the same problem, need a new pannier rack for a small framed bike (previous rack had weld fail whilst on tour). Looking at getting this https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Topeak-Super-Tourist-DX-Rear-Pannier-Rack_210352.htm as it has adjustable legs. But not very keen on side bars as I'm concerned th...
by Slowroad
1 Oct 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how tall this rack is?
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: how tall this rack is?

Was looking at the exact same product just now - for a 26" bike. So you've saved me the bother of asking the same question! :-)
by Slowroad
16 Sep 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack failures
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Pannier rack failures

just get it re welded? Why the expense of a new Tubus rack? Things do break?

I'd quite like a different design anyway, it has got slightly bent, and I'm not sure how cost-effective aluminium welding would be?
by Slowroad
16 Sep 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack failures
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Pannier rack failures

Thanks all, very useful. I'll definitely look at Tubus. And the comments re screws are very useful. It's a Blackburn MTN rack, came with the bike second-hand - some mixed opinions here http://www.bikepacking.net/reviews/racks/blackburn-mtn1-rack/ My luggage weighs around 15kilos, comprised of two pa...
by Slowroad
15 Sep 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack failures
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Pannier rack failures

I had a strut on my rear pannier rack split at the weld whilst on my recent tour - the pic shows the road repair... no harm done, but made me think. One, I need to make sure I get a new pannier which is rated to carry a load far more than I actually carry. Two - that weight bears down on two screws ...
by Slowroad
15 Sep 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 46
Views: 2050

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I use this Trangia when I am camping at a single location and touring the area. I'm guessing it might be a 1970's model. Does anyone know for sure? I bought it secondhand about 15 years ago.

It looks identical to my 1982 model, that's got a handle with holes in it too.
by Slowroad
15 Sep 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back from Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Getting back from Paris

Came back from this trip just under a week ago. Caught the 9am ferry (don't really need to be there 7:30... but it meant I got chatting to other cyclists and met up on the ferry - the time whizzed by. Christoph, French guy, had cycled from London to the ferry, through the night. was going to cycle t...